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Late Mail N delivers a victory in the feature race at Dover Downs on Thursday night Late Mail N left alertly along with Calvin K at the start of the race.   Tim Tetrick landed in the pocket as Calvin K. cut fractions of 27.2  56 1:23.2.  Robbie Burns N and driver Pat Berry mounted a first over charge.   Slick Tony, the four to five race favorite, shadowed second over but was forced three wide when Robbie Burns N started to tire. In the stretch, Tim Tetrick eased Late Mail N to the outside from the pocket, and confidently won by a half length in 1:51.  Late Mail N ( Bettor’s Delight ) is owned by David Hamm and paid $10 to win.  Chuck Crissman Jr. trained and Tim Tetrick drove. Tetrick picked up his fifth win on the night.   Sweet Sun Daze was second for trainer Arty Foster Jr.  Arty’s son Russell Foster was the driver. Slick Tony tired in the stretch, and finished third for trainer George Leager.  Montrell Teague was the driver. Montrell Teague had four wins on the card. Post Time at Dover Downs is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Two divisions made up the second leg for 3 year old pacing fillies at $20K each. In the early non-wagering harness racing event it was repeat winner Spinferno (No Spin Zone-Hurricane Jenna) in 1:54.3 for the meet’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick and trainer, Chuck Crissman,Jr. Owned by the Cook boys, Dale,Brendan, and Allen and bred by Virginia Louthan. Spin Sumthin was second and Cinder Rock finished third. The second division lead off the Daily Double. Sweet Lil (Art Director-Blissful Lil) prevailed in 1:57 for driver, Tony Morgan and trainer, Jason Skinner. Owned by George Minner and bred by Josephine Vincent. Second was last week’s winner, Foolish Wisdom followed by She’s Got The Lynx. The $100k final is on Thursday, December 17th. The top 8 point earners are Spinferno, Foolish Wisdom, Sweet Lil, Cinder Rock, Spin Sumthin, She’s Got The Lynx, I’m Two Soxy, and Bashful Smile.     Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Ana Afreet N impressive in winning the Blue Hen/Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Five weeks ago, Highalator upset Ana Afreet N at the Meadowlands.  Tonight the tables were turned. At the start of the race, Highalator was launched and parked three wide into the first turn by Goldberg and driver Montrell Teague.  The opening quarter was reached in 27 seconds.   Ana Afreet N and Tim Tetrick left but were able to find a seat fourth on the rail. Past the three eights pole, Tim Tetrick and Ana Afreet N. went into attack mode from fourth and pacing first over.  They reached the half in 56.2, but were unable to clear, a stubborn Highalator.  Highalator, the race favorite, retreated to the pocket. The three quarters were reached in 1:22.2,  a 26 seconds flat quarter.   Shadow Cat and Dexter Dunn took up the chase, parked coverless on the rim, past the three quarters.  However,  Ana Afreet N found another gear and won by three and a quarter lengths in 1:50.2.  Ana Afreet N was sent off at odds of 2 to 1. The son of Bettor’s Delight,  paced a last half in 54 seconds and a last quarter in 28 seconds. Ana Afreet N is owned by Pollack Racing LLC and Jeffrey Cullipher. Tim Tetrick drove for trainer Jeff Cullipher. Goldberg found racing room late and finished second for driver Montrell Teague and trainer Brenda Teague. Itsrockandroll A was third for driver Corey Callahan.  Dylan Davis trained. Tim Tetrick won four races on the card.  Victor Kirby picked up a three bagger. Post Time at Dover Downs is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Bettors Heart N impressive, winning the Fillies and Mares Open, at Dover Downs Wednesday night. Soho Burning Love A,usually a staunch closer, was sent to the front by driver Tim Tetrick.  Machnhope with driver Andrew Mc Carthy immediately went on the retake from the pocket and took the lead past the quarter in 26.4. The half was 55.2. Soho Burning Love A sat in the pocket. At the five eights mark, Dexter Dunn maneuvered Bettors Heart N to the outside, first over.  They challenged the pacesetter Machnhope past three quarters in 123 flat, pacing a 27.3 quarter. At the seven eights pole, Bettors Heart N motored past Machnhope and the pocket rocket Soho Burning Love A to win by a convincing, three quarters of a length.  The time of the race was 1:50.3.  Bettors Heart N. was sent off as the four to five race favorite. Bettors Heart N paced an individual last half in 53.4 seconds.  The individual last three quarters of a mile was paced in 1:22.2. Bettors Heart N ( Bettor’s Delight) is owned by Enzed Racing Stable Inc.  Dexter Dunn was the driver for trainer R. Nifty Norman. Machnhope finished second for driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Noel Dailey. Soho Burning Love A was third.  Tim Tetrick was her pilot.  Jim King Jr was the trainer. Montrelll Teague won four races on the card. Post Time for Dover Downs is 4:30 pm.   Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Two $20,000 harness racing divisions of 3-year old pacing fillies contested the first leg of the Dover series. In an early non-wagering division Foolish Wisdom (Gambler’s Dream-Fleeting Flirt N) came first over and won by two lengths in 1:57 for driver Corey Callahan and trainer/co-owner Dylan Davis. She is co-owned by Jeffrey Billings, a local high school teacher of Agriculture. Harrington final winner, Cinder Rock was second followed I’m Two Soxy in third. The first half of the daily double was all Spinferno (No Spin Zone-Hurricane Jenna) in 1:55.3 for leading driver of the meet, Tim Tetrick. Trained by Chuck Crissman, Jr. for owners Dale,Brendan, and Allen Cook. Sweet Lil was second followed by She’s Got The Lynx in third. Spinferno The 3-year old pacing colts will wrap up the week on Thursday. Post Time 4:30 PM.     Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Scirocco Rob dominates the open harness racing Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. The saying , “no rest for the weary”, was never more evident, as two trotters raced back off a couple days' rest. Scirocco Rob and No Drama Please, both raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.  They raced back on Tuesday at Dover Downs and finished first and second respectively. Tim Tetrick hustled Scirocco Rob to the front at the start of the race.  No Drama Please followed in pursuit and elected to grab the pocket in respect for Scirocco Rob. Scirocco Rob set fractions of 27.1  56.1  1:24.4 and won by a measured length in 1:53.1.  He was sent off as the one to two betting race favorite. Scirocco Rob (Explosive Matter) is owned by Lewis and Kathleen Whitaker.  Tim Tetrick drove for trainer Mark Silva. No Drama Please remained in the pocket and finished second.  Tom Fanning was the trainer and Corey Callahan was the driver. Bluebird Jesse sat the rail and finished third for trainer Jim King Jr. Allan Davis drove. Post time for Dover Downs is 4:30 pm     Alex Kraszewski Dover Downs

Monday night led off with the fillies and record temp for the last day of November of 75 which brought torrential downpours for the harness racing ladies at Dover Downs to contend with along with a tornado that touched down west of town. Tuesday the temps dropped and the winds were gale force when the boys hit the track. All legs were $20K purses. First non-wagering race for fillies went in a swift 1:56.1 with Emmy’s Mayflower (Anders Bluestone-Sterling Charisma) in the lead by 7½ lengths for driver, Russell Foster, and his uncle, Eric, who is the trainer, owner, and breeder. Blue Carats and Katie’s Blue Diamond were second and third. Happy To Do It (Anders Bluestone-Lil Miss Tagliabue) won the next non-wagering event in 1:57.3 for driver Jonathan Roberts and owner/trainer, Bobby Glassmeyer. Dabigspooky Bootah was second followed by Harrington final winner, Stella A in third. Happy To Do It The first non-wagering event for colts and geldings went to Touch Of White (Keystone Activator-Staminetta) and “Captain” Corey Callahan in 1:59 for his father, Nick and owner Breakaway Racing,Inc. The breeder was Corey’s brother, Aaron. Second was Harrington final winner, Zulu with Chauffeur getting the show position. Second non-wagering event was won by Air Time (Dusty Winner-I Concur) in 1:59 for driver Art Stafford, Jr and trainer Carlo Poliseno. Owned and bred by Jane Dunavant of Virginia. Second was Riddle Me This followed by Rocky Bomber. Tomorrow night the 3-year old pacing fillies race their first Dover leg. Post Time is 4:30.   Judy Davis-Wilson Executive Director Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund 302 359-3630

Harness racing trainer Nancy Takter continued her training dominance by finishing first and second with Fortify and No Lou Zing in the $325,000 Progress Pace.   Overlooked in the wagering, Tim Tetrick left and settled in fifth behind Cattlewash.   It proved to be the perfect place to be.   Tattoo Artist and Yannick Gingras stretched out No Lou Zing, parking him through a sizzling 25.2 opening quarter.   No Lou Zing finally cleared before the half in 53 seconds.   Down the backstretch Tim Tetrick was able to coerce Cattlewash off the rail and was towed into a second over journey. Cattlewash inched closer but was unable to threaten No Lou Zing. They throttled up to the three quarters in 1:20.2, pacing a 27.2 quarter. Past the three quarter point Tetrick roused Fortify three wide.   However,the race fractions were not kind to No Lou Zing, the race favorite. He weakened in the stretch. Fortify (Sweet Lou) won by a half length in 1:48.2 and went off at odds of 10-1.     Fortify is owned by Diamond Creek Racing and was driven by Tim Tetrick. Nancy Takter is the trainer.   No Lou Zing finished a hard fought second for trainer Nancy Takter and driver Dexter Dunn.   Catch The Fire was third for driver Mile Wilder and trainer John Ackley.   After Tim Tetrick’s reaction was “ I liked the way he raced last week, I know I needed a trip in the final”.   “It all worked out because I was able to follow Cattlewash. However, I was disappointed he (Cattlewash) could not carry me further and I had to go three wide”.   Trainer Nancy Takter was overjoyed in the winner’s circle at finishing first and second. “He( Fortify) is a pleasure to be around and I got him this summer. The owners wanted to skip the Breeder’s Crown and I’m glad they did”. He will go back to Diamond Creek and return as a four old.”   Sunny Dee shines and wins the Fillies and Mares Open at Dover. Sunny Dee and Dexter Dunn enjoyed the perfect pocket trip as She’s Pukka N did all the heavy lifting, cutting all the race fractions as the field remained in single file throughout most of the mile. The fractions were 26.1 55.1 and 1:23.3. Dexter Dunn confidently moved Sunny Dee, the three to five wagering favorite, out of the pocket and attacked She’s Pukka N in the stretch.   Sunny Dee won by a measured neck in 1:50.1 as the three to five race favorite.  The last quarter was paced in 26.3. Sunny Dee (Sunshine Beach) is owned by Let It Ride Stables and Bottom Line Racing LLC.  Mike Hall is the trainer. She’s Pukka N. grudgingly, finished second, for driver Tony Morgan and trainer Brian Malone. Queen Of The Pride is trained by Kevin Lare for driver Pat Berry. Tim Tetrick won 5 races on the card including the $325,000 Progress Pace.   by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE - Two $100,000 finals of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Series were held at Dover Downs for 2-Year old colt and filly pacers on Wednesday Thanksgiving eve.  “The Ramona Hubbard” for the filly pacers was won by Littlebagoftricks (Roddy’s Bags Again-Bit Of Trick) in 1:52.4, a new lifetime record and stakes record for driver Russell Foster and trainer/co-owner Josh Green. Co-owned by Charles Cochran, III and Richard Lombardo and bred by Josh’s father’s Green Racing, Inc. The place filly was Hey Hey Dbay followed by Stealing Bases.   The colt pacers saw a huge upset in Downtown Show (Delmarvalous-Slow Down Rita) who went off at 59-1 and scored a Maiden win in 1:54 for driver Allan Davis and trainer Les Givens.   Owned by Henry Faragalli,III, Arthur Feeney, and Teresa Givens’ (daughter of Ramona Hubbard), Nanticoke Racing, Inc. The breeder was Winbak Farm. Second was the Harrington final winner, Subban with Z’s Dream finishing third. The 3-year olds series for DSBF pacers begins Monday with trotting fillies. Post Time 4:30 PM by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF

Dover, DE - It was all about jazz and an old farmer from Kent County for the 2-year old $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund trot finals at Dover Downs Tuesday. The filly trot, named for the late Brandywine and Dover Downs publicity director, Marv Bachrad, was the tenth race on the evening card. It was all Jazzy Judy (Political Briefing-Giant Smash) in 1:59.4 by 4 1/2 lengths for the dynamic reinsman, Anthony MacDonald.   Trained by Jim King, Jr. and owned by, and the Jazzy Judy Group of Guelph, Ontario which represents about 70 people. Bred by Winbak Farm. Designer’s Edge was second followed by Harrington final winner, Kim’s Command in third. The colt and gelding trot was won by the Harrington final winner, Big Al M (Anders Bluestone-Bringing Up Lindy) in 1:58.4 for reinsman Eddie Davis, Jr. and trained by his son Eric.   The owner, Bobby Myers, a successful Delaware Valley reinsman back in the day is also the breeder. He named the gelding for the Kent county farmer, Al Moore of Smyrna, also a former owner of several good raceway horses. Second was Malachi’s Test followed by Someofmygoodtime for the show. Wednesday night finals will be the 2-year old pacing colts and fillies. Post Time 4:30 pm. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF  

Bob Aerenson and his father Buddy have owned racehorse for 15 years, but Bob's interest in harness racing goes back to his childhood. Before he was old enough to drive, the Wilmington, Del., resident would ride his bike to nearby Brandywine Raceway and offer to jog horses in the morning before returning later to watch the races. He also would hitch rides to area tracks with childhood friend Doug Paul and his family, whose participation in harness racing stretches more than four decades. In recent years, the Aerensons, who race under the name Rojan Stables (an acronym made up of family member's names), have been among the owners of Dan Patch Award winners Captain Crunch and Divine Caroline as well as Grand Circuit stakes winners Closing Statement, Bettor Be Steppin, and Lady Rainbow. This past Saturday, 2-year-old male pacer Always A Miki added his name to the list with a victory in the Governor's Cup. And on Wednesday, 3-year-old male pacer No Lou Zing will attempt to add a second Grand Circuit triumph to his credentials when he competes in the $325,000 Progress Pace at Dover Downs. "We've been very fortunate," Bob Aerenson said. "It's been a fun ride. My father just turned 90 and is in great health. He gets very excited about the horses. It's a great thing that we do together. Fortunately, we've had some success, and that makes it even more fun." No Lou Zing heads to the Progress Pace off a win in the event's single elimination last week. The gelding won by a half-length over favorite Cattlewash in 1:49.1, with Dexter Dunn driving for trainer Nancy Takter. On Wednesday, No Lou Zing starts from post seven and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line. Cattlewash, from post eight, is the 2-1 favorite. For the year, No Lou Zing has won seven of 15 races, hit the board a total of 14 times, and earned $442,308 for owners Rojan Stables, 3 Brothers Stables, and Caviart Farms. His victories include the Jenna's Beach Boy Stakes and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship. He was second in the Matron and third in the Adios and a division of the Tattersalls Pace. His only off-the-board result was a fifth in the Breeders Crown, where he was beaten only three-quarters of a length in a six-horse blanket finish. "We had a little bit of bad luck at the Breeders Crown, but we've gone against some great horses," Aerenson said. "The fact that we're in the same conversation with some of these great horses just makes it even more exciting." No Lou Zing, by Sweet Lou out of Terroronthebeach, was winless in three starts at age 2. He went off stride in all three of those races but got off on a good foot this year with three victories and a second in his first four starts. Takter assistant Josert Fonseca drove the gelding in his first six races this season before handing the lines to Dunn. "He didn't have much of a 2-year-old season, but, obviously, Josert and Nancy are a great team because they got him figured out and he's peaking right now," Aerenson said. "Last week was very impressive." No Lou Zing ranks fifth among all 3-year-old male pacers in purses this season. "My expectations were for him to be a good sire stakes horse, not at the level he's at right now," Aerenson said. "The horse started out the year nicely, but they still were not against the top caliber. I did not expect to be where we are right now. This is very exciting. "Nancy has done a fantastic job keeping this horse in the right place." Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Wednesday at Dover Downs. The card also includes $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championships for 2-year-old male and female pacers. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA     

Harness Racing This Week: Progress Pace final, Dover Downs, Dover, Del. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit returns to Dover Downs this Wednesday (Nov. 25) for the $325,000 Progress Pace final for 3-year-old open pacers. This will be the final stake for the 2020 Grand Circuit season. Complete entries for the race are available at this link. Last time: Bettor's Wish closed out his racing career in style with a powerful performance in Saturday's (Nov. 21) $340,000 TVG Series Open Pace championship, defeating Backstreet Shadow by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:48.1 at The Meadowlands. This Is The Plan finished third. Bettor's Wish closed out his racing career in style with a powerful performance in Saturday's $340,000 TVG Series Open Pace championship. Lisa photo. Sent off as the 1-2 favorite, Bettor's Wish paid $3.00 to win. "I barely asked him tonight, to be honest," winning driver Dexter Dunn said. "It was all him. It's been him his whole career. He's a true racehorse. "It was a special feeling crossing the line with him tonight. He's been an amazing horse to me." Bettor's Wish, a 4-year-old stallion by Bettor's Delight out of Lifetime Star, won 24 of 44 career starts and $2.60 million. He failed to finish among the top three only three times in his career. He received the Dan Patch Award for best 3-year-old male pacer in 2019 and was second to Shartin N in voting for both Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Other victories this year for Bettor's Wish included the Sam McKee Memorial, Dayton Pacing Derby, and Allerage Farms Open Pace. Bettor's Wish is owned by trainer Chris Ryder, Bella Racing, Fair Island Farm, and Bettors Wish Partners. He was bred by Brittany Farms. Manchego made her final career start a winning one, capturing Saturday's $320,000 TVG Open Trot championship by 1-1/4 lengths over Atlanta in 1:51.3 at The Meadowlands. Lindy The Great finished third. Manchego, a 5-year-old mare, was retired in a ceremony in the winner's circle following the race. She ended her career with 33 wins in 56 career starts and $2.72 million in purses. Her victories included the 2018 Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown titles at ages 2, 4, and 5. She is the fastest female trotter ever thanks to her 1:49 victory in the 2019 Allerage Farms Mare Trot at Red Mile and also the fastest female trotter in history on a five-eighths-mile track, with a mark of 1:49.3 in this year's Spirit of Massachusetts at Plainridge Park. Manchego is the only female trotter to win with a sub-1:50 mile in multiple years. She has been the sport's fastest trotter in 2019 and 2020. In 2017, Manchego won all 12 of her starts and became the first undefeated 2-year-old filly trotter in Breeders Crown history as well as the first unbeaten 2-year-old filly trotter to win a Dan Patch Award. With her Breeders Crown triumph last month, she joined Peace Corps and Grades Singing as the only female trotters with at least three trophies. Manchego, by Muscle Hill out of Secret Magic, was trained by Jimmy Takter at ages 2 and 3, and Nancy Takter at 4 and 5. She is owned by Barry Guariglia's Black Horse Racing and was bred by Brittany Farms. "She's just a super mare," Nancy Takter said. "She's been great since the first moment that she ever set foot on the track. "When you get the call that you get to train a horse like Manchego, those calls probably aren't going to come very many times in my life, so I appreciate every moment that I had with her. She's just an unbelievable mare. She makes my job easy, she makes all of us look good around her, because she's just such a professional." Kissin In The Sand took the lead at the half, fended off a challenge from Shartin N on the final turn, and pulled away from the field in the stretch to win Saturday's $150,000 TVG Series Mare Pace championship in a stakes-record 1:48 at The Meadowlands. Three-year-old filly Peaky Sneaky was second and Shartin N was third. It was the final start of Kissin In The Sand's career. The 5-year-old mare finished the season with a seven-race win streak and pushed her lifetime victory total to 27 in 58 starts. She earned $1.74 million for owners Marvin Katz and Hatfield Stables and trainer Nancy Takter. "She was outstanding tonight," winning driver Dexter Dunn said. "She's had an amazing career, she's an amazing mare, and I was lucky enough to get on for the last four or five starts to enjoy the last run home." Sent off the 4-5 favorite, Kissin In The Sand paid $3.80 to win. Kissin In The Sand, by Somebeachsomewhere out of Kiss Me Kate, was bred by Christina Takter, John Fielding, R A W Equine Inc., and Concord Stud Farm. She was a Dan Patch Award winner at age 3. Among her wins to close out this season were her first Breeders Crown as well as the Dayton Distaff Derby, Milton Stakes, and Allerage Farms Mare Pace. Complete recaps of all the races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2020, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2020 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following this past weekend: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 1,271; 2. Dexter Dunn - 1,162; 3. David Miller - 815; 4. Tim Tetrick - 745.5; 5. Andrew McCarthy - 606. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 1,303; 2. Nancy Takter - 1,295.5; 3. Ake Svanstedt - 734; 4. Tony Alagna - 682; 5. Marcus Melander - 492. Owners: 1. Burke Racing Stable - 273.9; 2. Caviart Farms - 240.5; 3. Determination - 230; 4. Brad Grant - 217.3; 5. Weaver Bruscemi - 209.8. Looking ahead: The 2020 Grand Circuit season will conclude after this week; the 2021 Grand Circuit schedule will be released early next year. by Paul Ramlow, for The Grand Circuit

Dover DE - The field for the $325,000 Progress Pace at Dover Downs has been drawn.  The race features three year old colt and gelding pacers.  The race is scheduled as the 12th of 15 races off the evening. No Lou Zing and  Cattlewash, who finished first and second in the elimination race, drew post seven and post eight respectively. Trainer Nancy Takter sends out two entries in Fortify and No Lou Zin, who was supplemented to the race. Trainer Tony Alagna sends out Captain’s Barbossa and Kirk.    Also scheduled on the pre Thanksgiving card will be two, $100,000 DSBF Finals and two $15,000 DSBF Consolations. Dover Downs Post Time is 4:30 pm The field is as follows:          Horse                                                Trainer Captain Barbossa                              T. Alagna Manticore                                           Br. Saunders Captain Kirk                                       T. Alagna Fortify                                                 N. Takter Catch The Fire                                   J. Ackley Tattoo Artist                                        I. Moore No Lou Zing                                       N.Takter Cattlewash                                         R.Burke by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE - Itsrockandroll A powered past Goldberg to win the $22,000 Blue Hen/Open at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Goldberg, who was assigned the outside post left alertly along with Robbie Burns N.  They paced to the quarter in 26. Goldberg then led the field to the half in 56.2. Shadow Cat and Dexter Dunn moved to the outside and were in attack mode racing first up.  Itsrockandroll A shadowed cover second over on the rim. Goldberg continued on the lead to the three quarters in 1:23.2.  Shadow Cat started to weaken and Itsrockandroll A fanned three wide into the stretch. Itsrockandroll A powered past Goldberg in the deep stretch and won by a neck in 1:51.1 as the nine to five race favorite.   Itsrockandroll A( A Rocknroll Dance)  is owned by Mike Casalino Jr and trainer Dylan Davis. Corey Callahan was the driver. Goldberg fought hard but finished second for driver Montrell Teague and trainer Brenda Teague. Robbie Burns A, who raced in the pocket, was third for trainer Joshua Parker.  Andrew McCarthy was the driver. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Dover, DE - No Lou Zing wins the Progress Pace elimination at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Cattlewash and No Lou Zing left alertly at the start of the race and established early race position. Once Cattlewash cleared the lead,  Dexter Dunn boldly pulled the pocket with No Lou Zing and wrestled the lead away from Cattlewash. The quarter was reached in 26.4.  No Lou Zing continued on the lead and reached the half in 55.2.   Tattoo Artist, who had supplemented to the Progress Pace, pulled first over.  Fortify shadowed second over for race position on the outside.  The three quarter time was reached in 1:22.1, a 26.4 quarter.   Tattoo Artist began to weaken on the rim, past the three quarter pole.  Cattlewash and David Miller, who enjoyed the pocket journey throughout the mile, revved up his charge along the rail but could not gun down a very game No Lou Zing. No Lou Zing (Sweet Lou) won by a half length in 1:49.1 and was sent off at odds of eight to five.  The owners are 3 Brothers Stable, Rojan Stables and Caviart Farms and he is trained by Nancy Takter.   Cattlewash, the race favorite at four to five, finished second for driver David Miller and trainer Ron Burke. Finishing third was Catch the Fire, who forced the early pace, was driven cleverly by Mike Wilder.  John Ackley was the trainer. The top eight race finishers who are headed to the final are: No Lou Zing, Cattlewash, Catch The Fire, Fortify, Captain Kirk, Captain Barbossa, Manticore, and Tattoo Artist. The Progress Pace Final, worth an estimated $325,000, is scheduled for Wednesday November 25.  Dover Downs post time is 4:30 pm. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs    

Three divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series for two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies came out tonight (Nov. 18) at Dover Downs to earn points to qualify them for the $100K final next Wednesday evening November 24th. The first was a non-wagering event which was won by Cinder’s Baby (Rockabillie-Cinderlla), a full sister to the Harrington final 3-year old winner, Cinder Rock. Time for the mile was 1:58.4 under rein to trainer/driver Art Stafford, Jr. Bred by Elam Esh of PA. It’s Turtle Time was second followed by Purrfect Purse in third. Race 1 on the wagering card went to a winner from last week, Littlebagoftricks(Roddy’s Bags Again-Bit Of Trick) in 1:55.4 for driver Russell Foster. Trained by co-owner Josh Green and co-owners, Richard Lombardo and Charles Cochran,III the swiftest miss of the three divisions was bred by Gary Green’s, Green Racing,Inc. Stealing Bases was second followed by Delmarvalousdesign in third.   Third division was the second half of the daily double won by repeat winner Hey Hey Dbay (Roddy’s Bags Again-Fat Lady Returns) and driver Victor Kirby in 1:57.2. Trained by co-owner Bryan Truitt. Bred by co-owner James P. Magno. A very close second was Adriana with Seboomook Beauty finishing third. by Judy Davis-Wilson, for the DSBF  

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